Glasgow’s C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' last October. ‘Like You Do’ is the latest single to be taken from ‘The Midnight Sun,' alongside brand new offering 'Nothing At All.’ Three remixes will complete the deluxe package, set for digital release on March 17th via FatCat Records.
"This, for me, is one of the more unsettling songs on the album” Duncan tells us, “It’s about being deprived of satisfaction and suffering as a result". This theme of depravity is mirrored through the songs instrumentation. The listener is first teased with a skittering beat and a spiralling synth line that leaves the track bare and exposed. As layers of vocals and synth are gradually introduced, 'Like You Do' gains an almost uplifting confidence that offers an opposition to this depravity. Previously unheard track 'Nothing At All' produces a dreamlike atmosphere that could only be conjured by C Duncan's ability to seamlessly weave vocals in and out of warm synths and gentle melodies.
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has some dates on the horizon;
Elbow Support Shows
Wednesday 1st March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Thursday 2nd March - 02 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 4th - London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 5th March - London Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th March - London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday 8th March - Bournemouth, BIC
Thursday 9th March - Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 10th March - Newport Centre
Sunday 12th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Monday 13th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th March - Bridlington Spa
Wednesday 15th March - Doncaster, Dome
Thursday 16th March - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Saturday 18th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Sunday 19th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Monday 20th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 21st March - 02 Manchester Apollo
Thursday 4th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Friday 5th May - Limerick, Dolans
Saturday 6th May - Dublin, Whelan’s
Monday 8th May - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 9th May - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 10th May - London, Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 12th May - Manchester, Band On The Wall
Saturday 13th May - Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sunday 14th May - Edinburgh, The Caves
Due to overwhelming demand and just after the recent announcement of their first-ever UK performances, The Magpie Salute, who are spearheaded by guitarist Rich Robinson, have just announced a fourth show at London’s Under The Bridge on 15th April.
Tickets for the new date will go on general sale this Friday 10th at 10am and will be available through Eventim.
Wed 12th – Under The Bridge SOLD OUT
Thurs 13th – Under The Bridge
Fri 14th – Under The Bridge
Sat 15th – Under The Bridge
The back-to-back four date run follows the roaring success of four sold-out dates at The Gramercy Theatre in New York earlier this month.
Formed by Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute is a new band bringing together two other key members of Crowes fame, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, alongside members of Rich Robinson's own band; drummer Joe Magistro, keyboardist Matt Slocum and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.
The band will be performing songs from The Black Crowes catalogue as well as solo material from Rich and Marc plus “whatever else may materialise,” says Robinson. At the Gramercy shows, the band’s set lists varied from night to night keeping the music fresh for the musicians and the audience. Ford comments “I don’t think I would do very well in a situation where there’s no danger. It has to stay interesting to us. If we weren’t in to it, how could the listener be?”
They also recently revealed a performance of the song ‘Coming Home’, which begins with a tribute to late keyboardist Eddie Harsch (who passed away on 4th Nov.), another founding member and Black Crowes alumni who was set to perform with the band.
The video was filmed in August last year at Applehead Studios, Woodstock where The Magpie Salute’s seeds were planted, and features Harsch talking, rehearsing, and performing with the band. “This recording came from the last time I got to play with Eddie Harsch,” says Robinson. “He was my friend and musical teacher. His mastery and subtlety will forever be an inspiration.”
Full Band Lineup
Rich Robinson - guitar, vocals
Marc Ford - guitar, vocals
John Hogg - vocals, percussion
Sven Pipien - bass, backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums
Matt Slocum - keys
Nico Bereciartua - guitar
Charity White - backing vocals
Adrien Reju - backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals
That rather wonderful band, matt pond PA will be (if you happen be in the U.S.) on a three-week run of dates starting 16th February in Portland, OR, featuring a number of club dates, an in-store, a series of living room shows. The setup will be of a more intimate nature with Pond supported by violin & cello.
Matt Pond & co. have premiered a video for "Force of Nature" - a track featured on matt pond PA's latest album, 'Winter Lives".
Of the video Matt Pond had this to say, "In these times where everything feels like a fight - we were inspired to put together a tribute to recklessness and wild belief. Everything I've ever accomplished in this world has befallen from battling uphill with my best mates. (Thank you very much, you magnificent jerks.) Following this thread through the eternal pulse of humanity, homage and honor - someone else said it far better than I ever could: Do not go gentle into that good night."
02/17 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
02/18 - Bellingham, WA @ "Living Room" Show
02/19 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
02/22 - Medford, OR @ "Living Room" Show
02/23 - Redding, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop)
02/25 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ "Living Room" Show
02/26 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Living Room Show
03/02 - San Diego, CA @ "Living Room" Show
03/03 - Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (Free In-Store)
03/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ Resident DTLA
Bob Dylan and his Band announce 3 intimate shows at the London Palladium on 28th, 29th and 30th April 2017, these are the final dates to be added on this tour.
The London Palladium Shows go on sale at 10.00am Friday 10th February 2017.
Fri 28 April The London Palladium
Sat 29 April The London Palladium
Sun 30 April The London Palladium
03 May Cardiff Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
04 May Bournemouth International Centre SOLD OUT
05 May Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
07 May Glasgow SECC Clyde Auditorium SOLD OUT
08 May Liverpool Echo Arena
09 May London The SSE Arena, Wembley